James Franklin Lynn

Male1844–27 March 1886

Brief Life History of James Franklin

When James Franklin Lynn was born in 1844, in Massac, Illinois, United States, his father, Pitts Lynn, was 22 and his mother, Mary Polly S Miles, was 23. He married Wilmoth Ann Foy on 3 December 1865. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Hillerman, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1880. In 1870, at the age of 26, his occupation is listed as farmer in Massac, Illinois, United States. He died on 27 March 1886, in Success, Texas, Missouri, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Success, Texas, Missouri, United States.

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James Franklin Lynn
Nancy Ann McCready
Marriage: 12 January 1876
George Arthur Lynn
George Arthur Lynn
Ambrose Lynn
John Abraham Lynn
William Thomas Lynn
James Franklin Lynn

Sources (19)

  • James Lynn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Franklin Lynn - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: James Franklin Lynn
  • James Lynn, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    12 January 1876Pope, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 4

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 12

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhloinn and Ó Fhloinn (see Flynn ).

    Scottish: variant of Lyne 3.

    English: habitational name from any of several places so called in Norfolk, in particular King's Lynn, an important center of the medieval wool trade. The placename is probably from an Old Welsh word cognate with Gaelic linn ‘pool, stream’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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